Research shows ginseng can be used to treat and prevent influenza and RSV

Influenza

Tweet A researcher at the Georgia State University Institute for Biomedical Sciences said on Monday that ginseng can be used to treat and prevent influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Researcher Sang-Moo Kang is working to develop vaccines for viral … Read More »

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UNICEF and Global Fund recommit to providing care for mothers and children

Mother and Child

TweetUNICEF and the Global Fund announced on Tuesday that they signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to improve the health of mothers and children by working together to eliminate HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. The MOU was signed by Global Fund … Read More »

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Princeton researcher to study effect of meningitis vaccine following outbreak

Meningococcal bacteria

Tweet A researcher at Princeton University said on Friday that subjects are needed to study the impact of the meningitis B vaccine that was offered on campus during the recent meningitis outbreak. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Associate Research … Read More »

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Study shows antibiotics reduce gut microbe diversity and impact newborn immune system

Bacteria 2

TweetResearchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) published study results on Sunday that show antibiotics given to nursing mothers may harm the immune response of newborn babies. The study showed gut microbes have a critical role in rapid production … Read More »

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New model predicts flu trends using Internet traffic on Wikipedia articles

Wikipedia

TweetResearchers at Boston Children’s Hospital said on Thursday that they may be able to track influenza-like illness in America by analyzing Internet traffic on influenza-related Wikipedia articles. David McIver and John Brownstein created a model that accurately estimated peak influenza … Read More »

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NIH study shows how immune system protects children from malaria

Malaria

Tweet The National Institutes of Health published study results on Thursday that showed children who live where malaria is common can develop an immune response by using malaria parasites. People who live in malaria-endemic regions are able to control the … Read More »

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Flavivirus discovery may lead to new treatments, vaccines

Dengue fever

Tweet A University of Colorado School of Medicine researcher and his colleagues recently published two papers that may help scientists develop treatments or vaccines for Dengue fever, West Nile virus, Yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis and other disease-causing flaviviruses. Associate professor … Read More »

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TB drug could be basis for class of broad-spectrum treatments

Tuberculosis

Tweet A study by University of Illinois chemists and collaborators recently found that a drug under clinical trials to treat tuberculosis could be the basis for a class of broad-spectrum drugs that act against various bacteria, fungal infections and parasites … Read More »

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Measles antiviral could protect infected people from getting sick, prevent spreading

Minnesota reports significant increase in STD rates

Study reveals viral hepatitis more deadly than HIV/AIDS in Europe

Rhode Island Department of Health declares influenza widespread for the second time

Researchers reveal change in Australian pertussis strains

Hong Kong DoH maintains surveillance on new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

DEP awards approximately $2.1 million in West Nile Virus grants to 26 counties

NIH scientists study affect of influenza immunization on human immune system

Columbus public health officials provide update on mumps outbreak

Influenza A virus protein revealed as a possible target for antiviral drugs

National Technical Commission for Biosecurity approves Oxitec mosquito for use in Brazil

UNICEF joins forces with Ministries of Health to combat Ebola in West and Central Africa

WHO provides update on avian influenza A (H7N9) in China

Genetic defect may provide avenue to combat certain viral infections

Research reveals targeting mosquito sperm storage could help combat malaria

MRSA genome sequencing leads to better understanding of disease severity

Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance receive funding from NIAID

WHO provides Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus update

Oregon alters school vaccination exemption requirement to include nonmedical exemptions

Hong Kong CHP confirms and monitors new case of avian influenza A

WHO reveals first treatment guide for hepatitis C

PeptiDream reveals new anti-influenza macrocyclic peptide therapeutic

Anti-polio efforts rekindled in Middle East by U.N. and partners

Novartis partners with Malaria No More to provide treatment in Zambia